Eric Paul, Analyst, AltaTerra ResearchMichael Shore, CEO, FLS EnergyJennifer Schaff, Director ofEngineering, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
In the commercial and institutional market, solar water heating has emerged as a proven way to reduce customers’ environmental footprint and water heating costs while hedging against volatile energy prices.
In this briefing, Eric Paul, lead author of the AltaTerra Research report "Solar Water Heating on the Rise,” will present findings from the report, including:
With a view across many commercial projects, Michael Shore, President of FLS Energy, a solar design, installation and finance services company, discusses how customers are installing and financing systems and which industries are installing systems most rapidly. Finally, with a customer view, Jennifer Schaff, Director of Engineering at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, presents a brief project case study and discusses her experience with a 166-collector, $550,000 system installation, including key challenges and results so far.
This briefing includes information for customers considering solar water heating and industry participants interested in getting a broader and deeper view of customer-facing issues in the market today.
Michael Shore is the CEO of FLS Energy, a renewable energy generation company that develops, installs, and finances solar water heating systems. He is an expert on the renewable energy certificate market, and he played a leading role in crafting the law to make North Carolina the first state in the Southeast to adopt a Renewable Portfolio Standard. He has worked for two decades on energy and environmental issues, and has written extensively on sustainability topics. He served on the US Department of Energy’s Efficiency Leadership Group and was a founding board member of NC GreenPower. Michael has also advised both Duke Energy and Progress Energy on efficiency and renewables, and he has been trained in ISO 14000 environmental management systems. He has a Masters in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and a second Masters in Environmental Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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